5 posts about Horror on this blog
Monday 23 August 2010, 16:36
Horror film 'curses' have a strong tradition in movie folklore, whether it's the death of multiple family members during the making of The Exorcist, or lightning striking Gregory Peck's plane on his way to film The Omen.
I've always dismissed such stories as nonsense, so when we set about making Matthew...
Friday 23 April 2010, 11:23
Could we do a horror on radio? Could we horrify people? Not an atmospheric, gothic spook with resonant chords and the whiff of damp tweed, but something actually scary. Something to make the audience squelch. That was the ambition.
There's a mantra in Hollywood that to be effective, a screenplay has to...
Wednesday 20 January 2010, 17:27
I first came into contact with the world of HP Lovecraft aged thirteen, and it wasn't through his books.
My elder brother, John, the two boys from next door and I were into role playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and when I say we were into it, I mean we were lost in it, obsessed, consumed by...
Wednesday 13 January 2010, 17:51
I have only done a few radio plays and still feel very much like a novice but I have to say all my experiences so far in the recording studio have been thoroughly enjoyable.
I think the reason I enjoy it so much is because you aren't being watched. The director, producers and sound engineer are in a separate...
Wednesday 6 January 2010, 19:30
Editor's note: Weird Tales is back. Three more uncanny stories inspired by the master of otherworldly horror H.P. Lovecraft. Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." Tonight's first programme, by Melissa Murray, is called Connected. Read...
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